Kenya Humanitarian Update vol. 40, 06 - 20 Nov 2008

Situation Report
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- Donors pressure government on the implementation of Waki and Kriegler reports

- Kenya Red Cross appeals for US$ 7. 5 million for 300,000 people requiring humanitarian aid due to recent flash floods, landslides and continued conflict

- Kenyan military in rescue operation along Kenya-Somalia border

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources. It does not represent a position from the United Nations. This report is posted on:

I. General Overview

Development partners are insisting on the full implementation of the Waki and Kriegler reports to facilitate further development and put an end to impunity. Twenty-five diplomatic missions in Nairobi, including the US, Canada and the European Union countries have piled pressure for the implementation of the report whose key recommendations was the setting up of a special tribunal to try the financiers, perpetrators and instigators of the violence that rocked the country at the beginning of this year. The European Union has threatened aid sanctions should the Waki Report not be implemented. An opinion poll by Strategic Research Limited found that 55.8 per cent of respondents supported the full implementation of the report on post-lection violence. On 19 November, Parliament moved to chart the path of implementing the Waki Report by forming two committees to provide leadership on the controversial findings.